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Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Curated by Rodrigo Carazas Portal
CONTRABAND is an exhibition that confronts cultural imperialism by reflecting on the impact that «developed» countries have on the rest of the world through media and commerce. The five participating artists, all of whom were born outside of privileged Western geographies, make art using the language of bootlegs, contraband, and other illegal phenomena. Their works—regurgitated reactions to forced assimilation, and subversions of systems that seek to control—challenge systems of power that absorb and reproduce others in their own image.
Rodrigo Carazas Portal
Jimena Chávez Delion
Aaron López C.
Emilio Vargas Vera
More Information: wpadc.org/exhibitions/contraband